Paris Batman premiere cancelled

Fri, Jul 20, 2012, 01:00

The Paris premiere of the new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises has been cancelled after the massacre at a US opening of the film.

Workers were pulling down the red carpet display in front of a cinema on the Champs-Elysees today.

Some could be seen carrying away a large mask that had adorned the facade of the theatre.

The night before in a Denver suburb, a man wearing a gas mask released an unknown gas into a crowded cinema and opened fire. Twelve people were killed and at least 50 wounded.